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happy new year, everyone. >> happy new yea a very special "o'reilly factor" on tonight. "the factor" goes hollywood. you don't want me to leave. you want this date to go on forever. how does conservative actor kelsey grammer handle liberal hollywood? when you go fwak becauback becau a republican? a conservative guy. >> i have lively conversation about certain thing. i've read about how pathetic it is to be a republican in hollywood. why are so many celebrities becoming so engaged in politics? >> the democrats have gone further left, and the republican have gone to where the democrats were 40 years ago. >> we selected great interviews with top celebrity icons. it's hollywood in "the factor" together. >> it's funny to be here after
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seeing you all this time. >> thank you. it's a pleasure to have you here -- >> that's not a compliment. it's just the truth. >> it all starts right now. caution, you are about to enter the no-spin zone. "the factor" begin right now. i'm bill o'reilly, thanks for watching "the factor goes hollywood" special. actors, kelsey grammar, raquel welch, john ratzenburger, and chuck norris wrapped up into one segment. the top story, conservative hollywood. anybody give you any jazz when you go home to l.a.? i saw mr. tremor in chicago a few weeks ago when miller and i were there. almost arrested, but we escaped. do you get heat when you go back because are you a republican, a conservative guy? >> it's not really heat. no. i have -- i have lively speculation about certain
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conversations. certain -- i've read things about how pathetic it is to be a republican in hollywood. there's a group called friends of a.b.e., i'm a member. there have been derisive comments -- >> nothing personal to you? >> not that i know about. >> i would have loved to have bon a set with you, ted danson, and woody harrelson. dan son and harrelson, you can't get more left wing than those guys -- >> it's not like i'm stupid, is it? oh, my god. what am i doing here? i'm going to look like an idiot. >> you and ratzenburger, here you've got on the other side -- >> what's funny, ratzenburger used to be on the other side. he made the transition. >> as soon as he started watching "the factor." >> there you go. >> did you talk politics back in the day? >> you know, once in a while. once in a while. i've always been a small government guy. that's why i just -- i just think that the private sector
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and society can take care of itself better than government can. >> did they get heated? because rea perlman, another conservative, did they say -- throw a beer stein at you? >> this was the phrase, when -- remember the recall in the governorship? somebody said maybe kelsey will run. i said, "i hope he does run because i'm going to contribute a million dollars tomorrow to defeat him." >> who said that? >> one of the producers. >> you were outnumbered then. >> i'm always outnumbered. >> yeah. i want to talk about raquel welch is gay. do you have a special diet, eat special food? >> not so much. everything i do -- dieting is very small portions and food combining. there's two sides to raquel. the sloppy girl who stays up and eats cake and cookies at night the then there's the rack nell training who, you know, is like
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a military recruit. i wake up at 5:00 in the morning. i'm in my yoga -- >> 5:00 in the morning? >> yeah. because i have to get in my car by 6:00, and i like to be awake when i'm driving. >> where are you going? >> i'm going to my yoga class. i'm in a room that's probably 110 degrees. and i intermix it with weight training and -- >> do you work out every day? >> i do work out usually when i am in training six days a week. but i'm not perfect. right now i'm putting my best face forward for you, bill. and i'm hoping it's working. >> i can tell that you're not -- you know, look, you're not the average 70-year-old, all right? you're not. >> i am raquel welch. i'm paid to look good. >> okay. final question -- do you follow politics? do you watch "the factor"? >> yes, i do. i do. >> are you a conservative bottom? >> i would say i'm more on the conservative side, yes. >> how did that happen? most hollywood pin head autos -- of course, you're not one of those -- are left, very liberal. >> i don't know. i think it was my upbringing, to tell the truth, midwestern
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values. i just was raised in a certain way. ladies behave a certain way. your country is important. honor those people who do fight for our country. and i did go to vietnam and entertain the troops in the uso. i was fortunate enough to go with bob hope while he was still alive. i had a great, great experience that really changed my life because i have -- when you look into the face of the uso's young soldiers and see that they are really, really young and they're there because somebody said to them to go out and fight for their country. and they're doing their duty. you never forget it. >> you're on "cheers" with ted danson and rea pe e perlman. they're huge lefties. you never got into a bar thing? you and norm -- >> no, there was never political discussion on the set. we're sitting at a bar being paid to crack jokes. >> woody? one for you, normal --
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[ laughter ] >> all right. >> come on, come on. >> i thought cliff of going buy me a beer. >> the closest we came -- i forget who i had the conversation with, might have been a guest star. why are you raising your kids within a religious framework. i said, "because you have to give children something to either accept and embrace or reject." you can't raise a child with nothing because if you believe in nothing, then later on you'll believe in anything. >> what did the person say? >> they said they'll raise their kids and let them decide whether they're old enough. >> the kid can decide? >> yeah. also, i think that because the civilization is based on the christian judeo ethic, and this is what gave us laws. and this is -- it's all about service. >> you got to move out of hollywood, john. sorry. you' you're -- this is herecy. >> our great country and freedom are under attack.
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we're at a tipping point. quite possibly our country as we know it may be lost forever if we don't change the course our country is headed. >> you're saying, look, we're headed for armageddon. in what way? >> i don't say armageddon. we need to go one direction, left, which would be socialism, or right, which would be people -- trying to make the money themselves. what happened is the democrats have gone further left, and the republicans have gone to where the democrats were 40 years ago. >> what do you object to in the redistribution of wealth? >> the fact that they're affecting the small businesses of our country. and when you drive around the country and you see stores that are closed, out of business because of what's going on with our economy, that tears my heart up. tax me, i don't care -- >> you don't care if you pay more taxes? >> i pay a humongous amount of taxes, which you do, too. >> right, but do you want to pay 40%, 45%, where they would take
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you, income redistributors, if it -- >> if it will help, i wouldn't mind. the thing is, it will not help. the more money congress gets -- >> i've got to see it's doing good. we have a foundation. we give money privately to charities that we know like the wounded warriors, fisher house, people we know. >> okay. >> thanks for coming in. good to see you again. >> thank you. coming up, cyber-bullying. a big problem these days. we talk to actor david schwimmer and senator mccain's daughter, megan, about the problem. >> it's an absolute epidemic. every day 160,000 kids skip school because they're bullied. the internet is making it worse.
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celebrities fighting back against cyber bullies and celeb right fighting back against bullies and online predators. david schwimmer and megan mccain
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came back to talk about the dangers on the net. one of the topics i saw that interests me is the cyber-bullying deal which is real, causing kids to commit suicide. it's wreaking havoc in public and private schools across the country. what's your take on that? >> i agree, it's an absolute epidemic. every day 160,000 kids skip school because they're bullied. people who are bullied and bully are more likely to have psychological problems as adults. and the epidemic is making it worse. >> were you bullied as a kid because you have a famous dad? >> not to the degree that people who commit suicide do but i'm glad the internet wasn't around when i was growing up -- >> you've been attacked now that you're an adult. what i'm trying to get at is, are children meaner now than they were when you were growing up? you know, i'm older obviously, when i was growing up, kids were pretty mean back then. there were a lot of fights in my neighborhood. mostly over bullying.
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but i see this kind of sadistic streak because they can hide behind the internetment you don't have to go in -- internet. you don't have to go in the schoolyard and risk taking a shot to the head. you do it in your basement. it's a huge problem. >> the anonymity of the internet is making is so much worse -- >> are these kids meaner today? >> if they're meaner, but they have a different platform. they can attack on line and post pictures. there's a bunch of things going on with slut shaming with women on the internet. it's scary. the idea that you can, you know, you're so young, there are so many tools. with cameras on your phone, you take a picture when you're 18 that will come back to haunt you possibly at 30. >> parents and grandparent have to watch like crazy. what attracted you to the material? do you feel that this is an underreported crime? do you feel it -- there's been a lot of publicity on this program. we do a lot of this reporting. >> i wanted to make the movie because i've been involved with this organization called the rape treatment center in santa monica, california, for the last 14 years. i'm on the board of directors of
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the foundation. i met countless victims, child victims of sexual assault, rape, and their parents. after speaking to many fathers, i was really moved by how this kind of trauma impacts the entire family and the fathers that -- >> absolutely. absolutely. >> the fathers i spoke to talk about an incapacitating rage -- >> you don't have kids, right? >> i'm actually expected in two months. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> why did you want to get involved in this? why did you go on the board? >> for several reasons. i felt this issue traditionally has been directed toward women in terms of education, prevention, and where they can go for assistance as victims. there's been a gap in trying to get the message out to men. i was approached with that aim, to try -- as a man in show business, some kind of celebrity, to try to get the message out. for personal reasons, i have many friends that are victims of -- child victims of sexual assault -- >> really? >> yeah. two former girlfriends. long-term relationships were
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also child victims of sexual assault -- >> as you know, we did the jessica well campaign and in front of that. when you made it big on "friends," did you say, "i have an obligation now -- >> 100%. 100%. that's the way i was raised. you know, when the crush of celebrity first happened, i was approached by dozens of organizations. i took a step back and instead of spreading myself thin and lending my name here and there, i thought, i'm going to dedicate all my resources, my talent, my manager, my commitment -- my energy, my commitment to one that means the most. for personal reasons, as i described, this was the one. i felt i could really make a difference here. next up, daryl hannah wants you and me to go green. >> there are alcohol burners there can heat homes. >> sdmol. >> alcohol -- >> i pour a six pack in there? >> almost. almost. >> right back with you.
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actress daryl hannah is an environmental activist. she's believe fossil fuels are causing global warming and that we should switch energy sources throughout the world. she's also executive producer of a documentary called "greedy, lying, bastards "which basically attacks the fossil fuel industry. what i want to know, though, is what i should do. as you know, i'm a green guy. here now is ms. hannah. i am. i'm -- i want a cleaner planet. i've always said that. >> that's the best news i've heard on tv in -- >> you should know i'm not a big fan of the oil companies. i think we're getting hosed at the pump. they manipulate the prices all day long. that's where i'm coming from. now, i have a nice house on long island. it's just a regular house. beaver could live there, beaver cleaver. it's on a block with normal people. i got to heat it with oil, you know. >> no, you don't.
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>> tell me what i should be using. >> well, do you have any solar panels? >> solar panels? i looked into it. do you know how expensive it would be? >> i do. you know, many states participate in leasing programs. you can actually lease them -- you show them what your electric bill is. they charge you less than your electric bill, and they put the solar panels on your house for you. so they own them, and you just lease them. you have -- >> you have to drill a hole in your house and things. so the construction is -- look -- >> no, they pay for the installation. you pay the monthly bill. >> sign a contract? you would recommend solar? >> well, that's one way. there's many options. >> what else? >> it depends. if we're talking specifically in long island or, you know, regionally, it's different in different regions. some places, wind is better. also, if you decide that you really want to use liquid fuel, there are -- there are alcohol burners there can heat homes. >> alcohol? >> alcohol -- >> i pour a sick ba-- a six pac
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in? >> almost. basically it's closer to old days, old style -- >> do they have people that put the alcohol thing in and give you booze? >> you can. you can organize deliveries. you can. >> are you sure? >> positive. >> they advertise everything under the sun out there. solar panels, i've seen. they aren't -- i haven't heard of anybody, you know, saying, look, i'll come to your house with alcohol. i have heard that, but it's not in this context. >> well, no. liquid fuels, right. i mean, basically, we started making which fuel back when -- when we realized that it was too laborious to go to the coast to get a whale to light lamp oil. >> that would be tough to get the whale to come to the house. >> every guy and their toothless brother had a still in their back yard. it wasn't all for drinking. they would drink the best and use the rest for fuel. >> you believe this alcohol-based fuel and solar panels is the solution to -- >> it's -- it's a combination.
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there are a multitude of combinations. the most important thing when you're talking about any kind of a liquid biofuel is the feedstock. i obviously recommend using waste. you don't want to use something that's energy intensive and also fossil fuel intensive. >> i flunked chemistry. i don't know what you're talking about. i'm going to, again, look into the solar panel thing. the last time i did, the cost was prohibitive -- >> look at a company that leases the solar panels so you -- >> leasing solar panels. write that down for me. leasing solar panels. what about the car? the car. i can't fit into the little honda thing that has the plug, all right? and really, i'm not real good with machines. >> okay. >> i got a tough enough time just driving the regular car. what do i do? >> find the most efficient car that you're comfortable with that gets the best mileage. because -- >> i have a pretty good one. american g.m. car, yeah. >> okay. it's a fuel-injected car, i assume? a post-'80s car? >> yes, a brand new car, yes.
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>> okay. again, use alcohol fuel. >> alcohol? >> if it's not a diesel, use alcohol. if it's diesel, use oil fuel -- >> where do i get it? muhammad, the guy who runs the gas station, he doesn't have alcohol. he does, but he doesn't put it in cars. >> you make -- you live in a home. >> yes. >> you have room for a trash can? >> yes. >> you have room for your own fueling station. >> i can make my own fueling station -- >> no, no, it's not toxic. it's nontoxic. then -- >> i would have to figure this out? >> yes. and nonflammable. you could drop a match in and it would go out. >> you have to help me. >> all right. >> it's -- >> if you fuel -- if you'll share the information with your viewers, i'd be happy to. >> of course, they're hearing it now. >> okay. >> bottom line, you believe this is viable, that we can get away from oil and gas -- >> we can. >> we can do it? >> we have the solutions available, we just don't have the political will and the legislative will to do it. >> i think folks would do it if it was convenient. >> yes, i agree. >> we're all busy. >> and available.
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i agree 100%. >> you know, if i put a still in my house, it's going to blow up. i'm going die. i know that. >> that's right. i wouldn't trust you with a still. >> no. >> the thing is that we have the tools available to us now to make the shift to clean regenerative energy -- >> i'm going to check it out. if i find something, i'm going to report it. you're well intentioned. we appreciate you coming in. >> thank you for having me. moving along, an unforgettable interview with "mary tyler moore" star, cloris leachman. moore star
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from america's news headquarters, the white house urging congress to rush the passage of extended jobless benefits. some one million americans left their average on -- lost their average monthly stieping of $1,100 after it was dropped from a budget deal. republican lawmakers objected to
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the $26 billion yearly cost. researchers and rescuers are still looking for potential victims after a massive fire tore through a minneapolis apartment building on new year's morning. at least 14 people were hurt. some of their injuries indicating that they might have jumped or fallen from the three-story structure. james air whoa portrayed uncle phil in the 19 points in sitcom -- 1990s sitcom "the fresh prince of bel air" died after complications from open heart surgery. he also apeached in "fletch" and "the prince of egypt" and eight million ways to die." thanks for joining us. actors and comedians jim gaffe began and cloris leachman make a living causing us to laugh. they talked about their lives and families. we begin with jim gaffigan.
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you have five kids in ten years? >> five kids, i haven't talked to my wife in the last hour. after the third kid, people stop congratulating you. then they treat you like you're amish. >> what's the hardest thing about being a dad for you? >> there are so many things i wasn't prepared for. dads are the vice president of of the executive branch of the family which surprised me. you know, the mom is the president. the mom's bill clinton, feeling their pain. and we're al gore, the nerd telling them to turn off the lights. my wife instituted this open-door policy where if one of our kids has a nightmare, they're welcome to come in our room and pee in our bed. [ laughter ] >> you know, my dad -- i thought he was the dictator. i thought he was the pharaoh. he had us doing yardwork. we thought we were slaves. he was second in command. >> not my dad. he was commander of the ship. as ralph cram den put it, he was the king of the castle. things have changed for sure. >> things have definitely changed. and my dad essentially just
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brought home the bacon. and by that i mean he didn't even shop for the bacon or bring it home or cook it, he ate the bacon which understandable. it's than my father and his generation didn't do anything. it's that they didn't feel guilty. >> not only, jim, am i bringing the bacon home, i'm bringing the flank steak home, filet mignon. occasionally a lobster tail gets in the mix. >> oh, that's that sounds amazing. >> you're also writing -- how many books do you have out right now, bill? you have like eight books out -- >> yeah. >> i don't know. >> my books, i'm like with your kids. >> my book, you know, "dad is fad," the title came from -- "dad is fat." coming from my now 7-year-old son jack, he wrote "dad is fat." he showed it to me, and i put him up for adoption. >> as well you should. i wrote a column about my son's little league team and we lost because they were hot. they were hot. you know, they couldn't play. it's hot. >> right. >> you know, where's the air
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conditioning on the field? it's a softer generation, and their expectations of dad are not the same that they were. why do you think that so many parents these days put their kids on a pedestal and are almost adoring of the child? again, post-world war ii, '50s, '60s, you know, the children were there to do tasks and shut up. >> right. >> now they're like little idols. what what happened -- i don't know what happened. >> every generation we try to figure it out. all right, the baby should sleep on its stomach, no, on the back. we're trying to figure it out. that's why i have five kids. all i have to do is go 1-5 still. you know, i -- i've got a lot of pancakes to ruin. >> babies are a lot of work. i try and pitch in. i do diapers. i don't change them, but i go, "you got to do this diaper." >> final question, you live in new york city when you're not
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hob-nobbing in vegas with cher. >> yeah. >> with five kids in a two bedroom, how do you do that? >> the good news is we live in a two-bedroom apartment. so -- i thought it through. it's not like we're setting a goal. it just ended up that we're still in a two bedroom. my wife, whenever highway is has her annual baby, that steers the relocation off a bit. >> i want tonight to make a pitch for everyone to buy your book. "dad is fat," so that you can afford to live out in the suburbs where i am. >> yeah. maybe i could move in with you, bill. you know? >> i don't think that's going to happen. but we could discuss it. you know, it would be a short conversation. all right, jim. the book is "dad is fat." we appreciate you talking to us. >> thanks for having me. appreciate it. ♪ who can turn the world on with her smile ♪ >> one of the things that surprised me is that you said you were a pain in the butt on
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the set of "mary tyler moore." that you were causing trouble, is that true? >> no, it would be -- "cloris!" "what?" i'd be on the phone with 18 work did men at home or any one of my five children or whoever. you're right. it is an obscene call. it's rhoda. [ laughter ] >> you were late. you kelp the cast waiting. >> i have been late all my life. and it's a terrible, terrible thing. i'm not proud of it. but everybody was always nice to me. aha! >> phyllis, this is a big night for you, isn't it? two ahas. >> you say you turned it around. you said, "i'm not going to be that way any i did mor-- anymor" what turned it around? >> valerie. never wavered. she was just tenacious with her support of me. >> phyllis -- have a little respect for your mother, kids. call her aunt phyllis.
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>> mary tyler moore herds, guarded. people don't know a lot about her. they like her. what kind of figure was she? >> she wasn't with us much at all because -- >> really? >> she had to be protected. >> protected against what? >> getting worn out. you -- you rehearse, but then she had to do a lot to sell the show. a lot of interviews. a lot of other things. >> you pick up those things while you were shopping? >> yeah, i did. here they are. >> when i was a kid, "young frank stein," and you position yourself, frau bluchau. >> i am frau bluchau. >> you explain in your book, "why the horsds, why?" tell us. >> i didn't find out later until later. many years later. mel brooks, i asked why they withinied. he said, "well, because bluchau in german means glue." didn't t.
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>> nobody knew that. unbelievable. >> bluchau! [ withiny ] >> brooks himself, he's a crazy guy. you can't be crazy making a movie. you got to be disciplined. >> very. we were completely focused. >> you and victor were -- >> yes! yes! say it! he was my boyfriend! [ scream ] >> thinking back over your extraordinary life, and it was extraordinary, what was the most fun? >> oh, i suppose the mel brooks films. good night, doctor. >> good night, frau. [ whiny ] >> it's great to be here with you after seeing you all this time -- >> thank you. >> that's not a compliment. it's the truth. >> i'm sorry i took it as a compliment. >> you can. it could have been. it could be. >> thanks. >> thank you. i'm delighted to be on the show with you. >> good-bye, phyllis.
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[ laughter ] >> good-bye, rhoda. ♪ still to come, hide the kids. my pal, onstewart, talking politics with me, your humble correspondent. things get wild. how is president obama doing? >> i'm appreciative of the fact that he has tried to reengage the regulatory mechanism. >> wow. the regulatory -- >> regulatory mechanism. >> that's way over my head. you're 6'5". >> yes, like i was throwing -- >> moments away. 6
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one of our favorite guests has been our uber liberal pal, jon stewart. he's good for a verbal outjoust. we decided to put together some of our most entertaining stewart
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clips. hide the children. >> when i do your program, the audience, they love president obama. your audience. the guys in the bleachers. then it's like going to the awards -- awards show. >> many have been healed. no question. >> like obama and it's -- it's perceived that you are a big fan of the president. >> all right. >> how's president obama doing so far? >> you know, i'm torn. there -- for me, i feel like i can't tell if he's a jedi master playing chess on a three-level board, way ahead of us, or if this is kicking his ass. >> you really don't know? >> for one thing, those types of broad analysis, you know, how's he doing? it doesn't lend itself to a very easy answer. i think there are certain areas -- areas that he seems to have made progress or stabilized certain areas. i'm appreciative of the fact that he has tried to reengage the regulatory mechanism of the government -- >> wow. the regulatory -- >> regulatory mechanism.
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>> that's way over my head. what is that? >> and you're 6'5" -- >> i have flow idea. >> it was like i was thrown a marcus colston. i was jumping out there. the idea that we would have people there checking if there was lead in our -- >> protecting the folks using the federal government's power. he's made strides in doing that? you know, that's a pretty smart analysis. a lot of people don't think you're smart. >> thank you very much. >> did your writer come up with that, or did you -- >> no, they're in my pocket. >> when you deliver stuff, are you cognizant of the fact that your audience are primarily stoned slackers who love obama? when you criticize obama, all right, you may be turning on them? >> we don't think about who is receiving it. we think about how it feels to us. >> all right. >> we have an internal barometer. >> that's right. or if -- it feels like a valid piece of absurdity to put out there. we vet things internally. i can't -- whatever you say, someone's not going to like. >> it sounds like what you're saying is, and correct me if i'm
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wrong, and i don't want to be wrong when i'm with you because you know i got mad love for you -- that's a rap phrase. >> i got it. >> all right? correct me if i'm wrong, what you're saying is if an artist supports someone that has been convicted of killing a cop, they should not be allowed to go to the white house. >> i -- >> is that a reasonable -- >> i am saying -- no, it's a little bit more than that. >> okay. say it again -- >> i am saying that when a president invites someone -- in this case the first lady invites someone -- resume has to be put in front of them. they have to select people who are almost unimpeachable, all right? because they're getting that honor to go to the white house. this guy is controversial all day long with this stuff. not only did he support this cop killer or celebrate the cop killer, he celebrated another one in philadelphia. >> again, i make the distinction -- he's not celebrating a cop killer. he's celebrating someone he thinks was unjustly --
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>> would you make that call? will. >> can i be honest with you? >> please. >> if i'm the president -- >> yeah -- >> and i'm booking my own poetry slams, throw me out of office. >> okay. >> you look her, right? >> she's a particular punching bag for you -- >> no. >> god forbid a woman speak about an issue close to her heart without having -- >> yeah, yeah. and her hand in my wallet. >> you want to pay for this woman's super bowl? do you want to do that? >> here's what i want to do. i want to make sure that women are entitled to the same health care benefits that men should be entitled to. and if that is a part of their business -- >> that's not a part of it. men don't get that. >> she works for a private institution, i'm not paying for her health care. catholic university is -- >> georgetown. come on. >> a private place. i don't pay -- >> no, but she wants everybody to get paid for. >> no, she doesn't. she wants georgetown to do it -- >> we have to pick up the dating now in this country. >> for god's sakes. >> we have to pick up dating. >> do you understand the difference between a public and private institution? >> "dating game" will be on pbs,
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we'll pay for it and the aftermath. >> what did the nuns do to you to make you so uncomfortable -- >> i don't want to pay for it. >> we're all the product of this procreation, you know that? >> barack obama, you said the president let you down a couple of times when he didn't do a far left thing that you wanted. >> how far left am i? >> it depends on the night, on the ratings. depends on who you're talking to. >> you don't know much about me, do you? >> i don't want to. no, that's not nice. stewart's nice to come in here. >> you're becoming comfortable with me. you don't want me to leave. you want this dating to o forever. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> okay. >> i feel like we should get together outside of this weirdly egg-shaped table. >> okay. let's not push it. [ laughter ] >> right now -- >> yes? >> grade president obama -- >> i don't do that. i don't know. >> the jon stewart scale of how much -- use voted for him. has he lived up to your expectation expectations?
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>> no, but i don't know if my expectations were fair to that individual. i believed that we were at a more tranformative time. and so -- but i've come to respect a certain steady not of his craft that i don't necessarily agree with. i think he had an opportunity more in the reagan mold to be a little bit more of a bully pulpit president than what appears to be -- which is more of a -- a tip o neil president, like a legislative worker. more of a -- someone who understands a bureaucratic method as opposed to something that's more, you know, teddy roosevelt, ronald reagan type -- >> didn't understand a word of that. it sounded really good. >> is that true? >> i'll ask you -- >> i threw in a bunch of names. i thought he was more of a woodrow wilson -- >> here the most important part of the interview -- >>s age tearus. >> are you ready -- >> i have flow idea what you're talking about. you're -- i have no idea what you're talking about.
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you're a standup guy. >> you know this -- i will always defend my positions. i don't put there out there lightly. >> no. the thing i like about you, you take cheap shots all the time, but you defend those cheap shots. >> that's not the only thing you like about me. your respect grows for me in leaps and bounds. you're like the grinch right after he realized they don't need present for christmas what you see me. your heart grows to dimensions you didn't even know about. i'm like a shot of levitytown in your ass, like a b-12. boom. you love it. you loaf me because you know we're the same people. >> jon stewart. next up, the popularity of "duck dynasty." >> what is thatle? >> you didn't just spray that on you. >> yeah. what? >> that would be doe urine. >> what make the show such a big hit. is it the deers? the interview moments away.
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♪ "duck dynasty." it is just that -- the television show is a massive hit. there's a best-selling back out about it. and it's a kind of mania. it's built around a company called duck manor that makes hunting stuff. only in america could this happen. we talked with the ceo, willie robertson. so "duck dynasty," first year you did all right. got regnawed. second year, grew it. third year -- renewed. second year, grew. it third year, you're beating "the factor." >> you're supposed to be working. >> what do you mean? >> how did that happen? what exploded the san mateo. >> people like ducks -- the show? >> people like ducks, i guess. we're taking a break because it's raining. we're inside, you idiot. >> no, i think it's -- i really think it's the family values.
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it's something positive. kids can sit and watch. grandparents, there's not a lot of filth on it. it's funny, you know. it's hard to be funny. >> you guys are characters for sure. >> yeah. >> pull, pull, pull, pull, pull, pull, pull, pull. >> now we're get somewhere. we're about to pull this truck across louisiana. >> there's got to be more to it. what is that? >> for people watching, we've got brothers, sisters, mom, dad. you see us together. so all the bickering and fighting, which is always playful, people can see themselves in that. they can see their brothers. and -- >> they're identifying -- >> they can imagine them. what if we all worked together, what if we had a crazy uncle who got thrown in there? >> do you know what i'm worried about? the country is going to look like z.z. top. i mean, i say -- >> that would be awesome. ♪ crazy about a sharp dressed man ♪ ♪ >> it would be awesome. >> we're just 100 years off. in 1850, this was in.
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>> and life expectancy was 12. everybody died. >> the beards were awesome. >> how do you think i would look in this kind of -- you know? no. >> i don't know. >> no, no. >> i can see it. i can see it. >> yeah? "the factor dynasty"? you do this consciously to look this way. what's that message about? >> well, i think my father had a lot of anti-establishment in him. he came from the '60s. got all the chicks working for him. for all the youngsters of america, here's a newsflash -- start grinning and staring at the ground and shut up. >> whenever he got out and lived on the river, he said, i'm going to build duck calls, he thought no more cutting my hair, sheing they beard -- >> you could be a hell's angel with this -- >> i'm trying to change that image. we're trying to make it more positive and friendly. >> your dad is an amazing story. he beat out terry bradshaw as a quarterback at louisiana tech. started the "duck dynasty" which
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is basically stuff to lure ducks to you so you can kill them. >> yeah. duck calls. >> you can kill the ducks. slaughter them. blow them out of the sky. >> to eat them. [ duck cal >> he starts this. then the family gets involved. now you're all rich, but you don't act rich. >> i guess rich people act differently. we can buy better things, but we're not all about money. >> no. i know you a little. we ran into willie in d.c. -- >> the baseball game. >> the nats game. you are rich, but you don't act rich. that might be the secret to your success. >> we try to stick to our roots. we grew up not rich at all, very poor. for us, we can remember what it was like. and so we try to stay humble. and lord willing, you know, we're doing it. and we've been successful. god has blessed us. and -- >> you do incorporate god in the show. >> yeah. we have a family prayer right at the end. >> amen. >> amen.
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>> all right. >> did anybody bother you on that? >> no. >> you let me know -- you guys are big "factor" viewers, right? >> i -- i watch my "factor." that's how i work on may debate skills. the wife doesn't always like it. i tell her, keep it healthy. let's go. >> she -- i met willie's wife, she goes, "i tell him i'm not debating o'reilly here." pretty funny. all right, willie. continued success. thanks for coming in. >> thank you, bill. in a moment, presley, jackson, hendricks, houston, why did all of these people and many more self-destruct? >> not ready to do something about it. >> the drugs were more important than her career, her self-esteem, whatever? >> clearly. >> i'm going to talk to a guy, one of the most powerful men in the music industry, about that as we continue across the usa and around the world.
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one of most one of the most powerful men in the pop music industry, clive davis. he was close to whitney houston who pretty much destroyed herself with drugs. that's where i begin a conversation with drive davis. whitney houston was a close friend of yours, in addition to being a client, correct? >> that's true. >> what was the genesis of her problem? where did that problem begin? >> i don't know when the problem began. i do know that when i discovered her, when she was 19, she was full of energy and wonderful spirit. she loved music. she was a workhorse. ♪ i believe the children are our future ♪ ♪ teach them well and let them lead the way ♪ >> her first albums didn't just break here in america, it broke in every country in the world. she won everywhere for the first two albums. and just loved it. >> she was clean then, right? >> she had to be, of course. >> she wasn't troubled. it wasn't like you were bringing in a juvenile delinquent or
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something. she was a woman who had a talent -- >> was a minister in the church. no, no question. absolutely. >> okay. then she evalves into there worldwide superstar. ♪ oh, i wanna dance with somebody ♪ >> and then descends into the world of drugs. >> i did meet with her at my home. i then saw her a year later, you know, at the michael jackson somewhere square garden concert where she had really become skeletal. so i did confront her with this. and at first, she was in denial. >> that doesn't -- there's their isn't such thing as in denial. she's lying to you. she knows she's taking cocaine or whatever this substance is. she doesn't want -- probably ashamed or whatever. she just doesn't admit it. you say, look, you -- you're taking what god gave you, which is an amazing gift -- >> yes. >> you're throwing it away. >> yes. >> what did she say back? >> when i first confronted her, she said, it's not a serious problem. it's -- you're making more of
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it. >> you're making more of it. >> i am making more of it -- >> she wouldn't admit it. when it got to the point that she is a skeleton -- you're seeing the woman's career may go down the drain, what did she they? >> she wasn't ready to do anything about it. >> her drugs were more important than her career, self-esteem, whatever -- >> clearly. >> janis joplin's another one who you knew well, who you discovered. >> i didn't know her nearly as well. i did discover her. this was the first -- >> but the history -- the history of the rock/pop world is littered with the corpses of people sticking needles in their arms or powder up their nose. and whitney houston had to know that. >> you know, she was told it, but it's one thing to be logical. it's another thing to -- whether it's a parent, a close friend, you know that the subject has to sink to that level to want to get better. >> mr. davis, thank you. the book is "a soundtrack of my life." congratulations to you. >> thank you very much. thank you.
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thanks for watching this special edition of "the factor." i'm bill o'reilly. please always remember, the spin stops here. we're definitely looking out for you. it's thursday, it's january 2nd. bracing for a blizzard. a nasty winter storm barreling toward the northeast. and it's expected to bury some under a foot of snow. maria molina is tracking it for us. a banker at the center of a multimillion dollar fraud case rises from the dead and lands behind bars. the small mistake that he made that tipped off investigators. a tractor-trailer floss into an icy lake trapping the driver and his dog. how everyone made it back to land safely. "fox and friends first" starts right now. ♪
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